It seems we cannot take a drive down a highway or pass through a major city without seeing active construction projects. Seeing the final improvements when these projects are completed will be great. But what is even more important is that no one gets hurt. That is where protective construction worker gear comes in.
One of the most important is the hard hat.
As stated in History of Hard Hats
Before there was serious hard hats, standards and regulations, workers used to smear their hats with tar and let them to dry in the sun. That was a custom of dock workers whose job was always bringing them in to possibility to be hit in the head from objects that would fall from the decks of the ships or from the objects that the seagulls would drop because they have characteristic to pick about anything that look edible and then to drop it from the air when they find out that it is not.
Today, ANSI specifies different classifications to meet issues beyond impact, such as penetration protection and protection against different levels of voltage charges.
Traffic Safety Direct offers hard hats that meet the following specifications:
- Smooth dome design with low profile desired by most industry professionals
- 6 point ratchet suspension
- Designed to withstand temperature variances, humidity, and exposure to UV light for long-lasting wear
- Meets ANSI Z89.1 Type 1, Class C, G and E
As we discussed in our previous post Traffic Safety Products to Help Keep the Construction Site Safe
Planning is critical for maintaining safety for the public and the workers before, during and after road construction. Traffic Control Plans and Internal Traffic Control Plans will be necessary, and often required. This planning process will highlight the need for traffic safety products.
At Traffic Safety Direct, we provide the equipment necessary to keep construction workers and public citizens safe during construction projects, which are occurring throughout the United States.
Contact us at Traffic Safety Direct to assist you with equipping your people on the construction site.